CCHD Current Grant Recipients
2012 National Grant Recipients
• Action In Montgomery (AIM)
• Project ACTION!
• The Gabriel Network of Price George’s County
Action In Montgomery
Action In Montgomery (AIM) is a non-partisan alliance of 30 congregations and neighborhood organizations in Montgomery County representing over 30,000 adults. AIM’s primary goal is to develop local leadership to organize the people power to create a more just county. They strive to hold both public and private power holders responsible for their public responsibilities, as well as initiate actions of our own to solve community and economic problems. AIM began in 1998 when clergy and lay leaders came together to discuss how to address the growing pressures on families in their congregations.
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Project Action! Is a Washington, DC regional self-advocacy coalition founded in 1997 by involuntarily low-income adults with developmental disabilities (e.g., intellectual disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy, etc.). Their members are all adults who have disabilities, most of whom have intellectual disabilities. They started as a small self-advocacy group, Advocacy-in-Action, sponsored by Kennedy Institute of Catholic Charities. They created a coalition because they wanted to take active control of our lives and work to influence the agencies that have always exercised control over them. Their focus is on, “Nothing about us, without us!”
The Gabriel Network of Prince George’s County
Gabriel Network provides a supportive Christian environment and help with basic needs to pregnant women facing poverty and homelessness, empowering them to embrace motherhood and choose life.
The Gabriel Network has been helping women for over ten years. They are a network of churches, individuals, businesses, agencies, donors, organizations, and professional personnel inspired by Christ to realize a culture of life through loving service to the women and families in our communities challenged with a crisis pregnancy.
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